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Big Ideas

David Lynch [http://blog.squarespace.com/blog/playing-lynch]: > “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more

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Sabbaticals

It's that time of year again...my government "suggested" sabbatical [https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/1995/fil9552.html]. I may be just a writer, but 8-10 hours of my day is writing for a bank. The question arrises every year in my head: what is a sabbatical for

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What's Next for You?

When people like your work, they want more of it. Believe it or not, this can be a hard concept for writers and photographers. We love to refine. It's comforting. It avoids the pain of solving creative problems and producing more work. Creativity is a numbers game. The more we

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One Of The Symptoms Of An Approaching Nervous

> “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” — Bertrand Russell

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Productivity Isn't for People

> “Any job that can be measured for productivity probably should be eliminated from the list of jobs that people do.” — Kevin Kelly

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Free Time

Most people will tell you the thing they want most is more free time. But they never keep it free once they get it. Work to live [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZv3HZvoFTg].

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The Middle Manager Aesthetic

From this week’s Roderick on the Line [http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/ep-14-big-city-apology.html]: > Merlin: “If you’re talking on the phone at lunch you’re not a powerful person. A powerful person is allowed to eat without doing work.” > John: “Most people’s concept of what a powerful

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I Snapped This During A Road Trip Across Illinois

I snapped this during a road trip across Illinois about a month ago. It’s the workspace of President Ulysses S. Grant in Galena, IL. A rather simple space considering its time and occupant.

I Snapped This During A Road Trip Across Illinois